common ground. >> bill: i want to come back to that in just a second, but let's look at senate. it wasn't so long ago that people were saying oh, you know, maybe, maybe if they're really, really lucky democrats can hold on, but republicans, look at the numbers, right? 33 seats up, democrats had to con tend for 23, republicans only 10, it looked like they had the advantage. >> exactly. >> bill: what happened? >> there's another example. two things happened. one is a terrific round of candidates. people were on their side on the issues. then of course you had in indiana, and missouri, you had these far right tea party republican candidates, who just went down in flames, and in the house, of course, while obviously we didn't win back the house, the reality is a lot of the high profile tea party candidates lost, people like allen west and others. >> bill: and joe walsh.